Load up on vinyl records at the 6th Annual Verve Coffee Record Swap on Saturday, September 1st! Co-promoted by KZSC and Metavinyl Join KZSC and other local music vendors and discover new music and old favorites—all on glorious vinyl! The record swap starts at 9 am at Verve Coffee’s Roastery and coffee bar at 104 Bronson Street, in Seabright – a few doors down from the Pacific Edge climbing gym. KZSC will be there till 4pm and there will be food trucks, live music, and a local yard sale going on, too! Admission and neighborhood parking are both free
Congrats to KZSC listener Phillip from Vallejo! Phillip was surfing the radio waves and heard about the opportunity to own an awesome surf board and support student-run community radio and dropped in for an epic ride. KZSC is grateful to the Santa Cruz Boardbuilders Guild on the Westside of Santa Cruz for supporting locally-grown radio. Phillip's new 9'2" long board was hand-shaped by Jefferey Devine and glassed by the talented and dedicated craftsmen of the Guild. We're proud to have inspired this brilliant yellow board with black rails, sporting the KZSC logo—hand-crafted by surfers in Santa Cruz, California! Hey, did you see the surfboard they made for KZSC's Wiki Wiki Wednesday? What a work of art!
Did you miss this video of LiKWUiD? Keep an eye on KZSC's facebook page with a quick like! Saturday, Local Brew hosted LiKWUiD live on 88.1 FM, shortly before this performance at SubRosa Community Space. Listen for more on Queen Beats, Tuesday at 10 pm. Don't sleep—Keep it locked on 88.1 FM or streaming.kzsc.org .
We just added KZSC stickers and one-of-a-kind handmade KZSC buttons and newly re-issued 88 point 1 tee shirts in all sizes to our website. It's not too late to grab some of these limited edition items as a thank you for your donation to KZSC. We'll put your gift to work, activating our volunteers and listener-sponsored studios to bring you the best local arts, culture, and news from the Monterey Bay!
Lots of great music, news, and community creativity is on tap for KZSC's fall program schedule. We've got everything from Minimal to Metal -- and that's just our Monday lineup! Don't forget, the Fall Fundraiser that starts Tuesday October 11th - show us you care about creative community radio with a donation!
On September 7th, KZSC spoke with 1960s pop legends, The Zombies. It was hours before their show at The Catalyst that they visited our studios. Rod Argent and Colin Blunstone shared the story of the founding and dissolution of the Zombies and traced some of the impact that British jazz and choral music had on their songwriting and performing. Listen to hear that and a lot more!
On August 26, Carol from KZSC's Test of Time spoke with prolific guitarist Larry Coryell who pioneered the progressive jazz fusion movement, integrating free form jazz with elements of rock, rhythm and blues. Larry reflects on the vibrant music scene during the sixties and the first time he heard Jimi Hendrix. Other highlights include Larry's diverse interest in music, the reunion of The Free Spirits and the first new studio album for The Eleventh House since 1976.
Spring is in the air and with all those new flowers in bloom, it's time for the KZSC Spring Pledge Drive! Between May 3rd through the 12th, we'll be reminding everyone that KZSC can't exist without the support of our listeners--that's you! Help us continue our nearly 50-year run and make a secure pledge by clicking here. It only takes a minute. Between May 3rd and 12th, you can call us at 831-459-4036 or 831-459-2811. Help us spread the word with #KZSCPledgeDrive!
Julie Snyder, KZSC's former news director (1990s) and the co-creator of the world's most popular podcast, Serial, was the cover star of February 17th's Good Times weekly! Don't miss the Q&A with Good Times Editor-in-Chief Steve Palopoli, where she talks about being a Senior Producer at This American Life and how that led to the birth and explosive growth of Serial--a Peabody-award winning true crime podcast series. And see if you can make it out to see Julie Snyder and Serial co-creator Sarah Koenig talk at The Sunset Center's ‘Binge-Worthy Journalism: Backstage With the Creators of Serial’ on Wednesday, March 9th.
Debashish Bhattacharya is a master improviser on the Indian slide guitar, and KZSC is proud to host Bhattacharya on this week’s Used Records show, Wednesday September 30th between 9 am and noon. Bhattacharya developed a new system of playing--and teaching--Indian classical guitar centered on three of guitar designs of his own invention. He is in Santa Cruz for a concert on Friday October 2nd, at the Pacific Cultural Center.
Carol's interview with iconic San Francisco bluesman Joe Louis Walker is available--on demand--in the Test of Time archives, until September 25. He's played with Lightnin' Hopkins, BB King, James Cotton, Buddy Guy, Bonnie Raitt, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Otis Rush, and Mike Bloomfield. JLW plays Moe's Alley in Santa Cruz on Wednesday September 16.
KZSC will broadcast the 12th Annual Cesar Chavez Convocation at UCSC, featuring local community activist Daniel "Nane" Alejándrez. Tune in to KZSC on Wednesday May 13, from 7 to 8:30 pm to catch the talk. Alejándrez was described by writer Luis J. Rodríguez, the Poet Laureate of Los Angeles, as "one of the most self-sacrificing, dedicated, consistent, and humble peacemakers we have ever seen in the United States, if not the world."
Did you miss one of your favorite shows? Want to check the instant replay? Now you can listen to KZSC on your own schedule! You can listen on-demand to the past two weeks of our broadcasts in our archive. You don't have to live under the tyranny of the clock any more--at least when it comes to enjoying KZSC.
Congratulations to the newest staff members of KZSC! They've completed our rigorous training and their new shows are now debuting on our Spring 2015 schedule (coming on April 13th). We can't wait to hear what they'll come up with, and we're sure you'll love what they do on KZSC.
UC Santa Cruz students should contact our Volunteer Coordinator, Jared, so you can join them. We offer a training class (for credit!) every quarter, and you can take it after you volunteer at the station for 20 hours.
KZSC has a special, live broadcast of Anita Hill will be speaking about “Speaking Truth to Power: Gender and Racial Equality 1991 to 2015.” on Thursday, February 26th, at 6 pm.